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First Year Advising and Exploration

Appointment Advising: For students admitted for summer/fall 2016 or spring 2017 the last day appointments will be scheduled with FYAE is Friday, May 5, 2017.

Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-3789
Fax 407-823-3546
Email fy@ucf.edu
Location Howard Phillips Hall 116
First Year Advising and Exploration
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 160170
Orlando, FL 32816-0170

Note: Current first year students should email their assigned academic advisor directly to ensure a timely response to emails.

Director
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Stephen O'Connell
Director

Associate Director
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Darren Skinner
Associate Director

Assistant Director
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Traci Milbuta
Assistant Director

Administrative Assistant
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Aracelis Nieves
Administrative Assistant

Academic Advisors
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Danielle Aming
Coordinator II

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Angela Neri
Coordinator II

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Bob Snow
Coordinator II

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Simone Teel
Coordinator II

Program: Knight Watch

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Dylan Castillo
Coordinator I

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Karen Dlhosh
Coordinator I

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Troy Hahr
Coordinator I

Program: Pegasus, CAP, SOAR

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Rachel Mankowski
Coordinator I

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Natasha Mitchell
Coordinator I

Program: Pegasus, CAP, SOAR

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Jena Nicely
Coordinator I

Program: Knights Achievement Program

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Emily Nanette Rank
Coordinator I

Program: Major Exploration Program & COMPASS

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Gregory Saunders
Coordinator I

Program: Phi Eta Sigma

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Rob Schiavo
Coordinator I

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Jesse Sunski
Coordinator I

Program: OSSM & LEARN

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Claudine Turner
Coordinator I

Graduate Assistants
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Lauren Carwile
Graduate Assistant

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Tiffany Cheatham
Graduate Assistant

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Moises Melendez
Graduate Assistant

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Ashlei Rabess
Graduate Assistant

Knight Watch Program

Office Assistants
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Jinessa Fasnacht
Office Manager

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Cole Chase
Office Assistant

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Taiason Cole
Office Assistant

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Keilara Dorsey
Office Assistant

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Gabriel Gottlieb
Office Assistant

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Kanoshua Pierre
Office Assistant

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Gennivieve Sprague
Office Assistant

Knight Watch Peer Mentors
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Patrick Blanchette, Jr.

Patrick Blanchette, Jr. is a sophomore majoring in Biology. He is also a student in the Burnett Honors College. Patrick is involved with the UCF Concert Band as well as the Marching Knights. He is a first-generation Floridian from Lakeland, FL, and has one younger brother. In addition to being a Knight Watch Peer Mentor, Patrick also works at Knightro’s.

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Jessica Conrad

Jessica Conrad is a junior majoring in Psychology. She attended Valencia College where she earned her Associate’s degree. In addition to serving as a Knight Watch Peer Mentor, Jessica also works at Valencia College’s East Campus. A fun fact about Jessica is that she has traveled to 6 countries in Europe.

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Kate Cousins

Kate Cousins is a junior majoring in Psychology who loves cartoons, coffee, and animals. In addition to being a Knight Watch Peer Mentor, she is an ACE Coach with the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) and a member of Psi Chi Psychological Honor Society. When not working or studying, she can be found exploring Orlando or volunteering at the local greyhound rescue.

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Latisha Dat

Latisha Dat is a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is also a LEAD Scholar, on the Inspire Women track. A fun fact about Latisha is that she is graduating this semester!

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Kayanna Fraser

Kayanna Fraser is a senior majoring in Health Sciences on the Pre-Clinical track. She is the former Community Service Director for the National Council of Negro Women. Kayanna also served as a Peer Mentor for the SLS 1501 course. A couple fun facts about her: she is left-handed, and her family comes from the island of Jamaica!

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Tim Hanewich

Tim Hanewich is a junior majoring in Finance. In addition to being a Knight Watch Peer Mentor, he is involved with the LEAD Scholars Program, SARC, Blackstone Launchpad, and Young Investors Club. In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing his Xbox, reading, and working out. A fun fact about Tim is that he has 28 aunts and uncles!

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Mariah Hoffman

Mariah Hoffman is a sophomore majoring in Biotechnology. She enjoys volunteering, spending time with friends, and relaxing with family. Mariah loves to meet new people and make new friends. In addition to being a LEAD Scholar, she is on the LEAD Knight-Thon Committee, as well as the Relay for Life Committee.

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Andjie Jeudy

Andjie Jeudy is a junior majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She is currently involved as an International Medical Outreach (IMO) Student Board member of service learning. Andjie is also a research assistant, and serves on the SGA Judicial Branch. A fun fact about Andjie is that she takes pride in her lack of dancing skills!

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Brittany Jackson

Brittany Jackson is a junior majoring in Accounting and minoring in Legal Studies. She is a LEAD Scholar, captain of the LEAD Knight-Thon Team, and Director of Professional Activities in the Student Accounting Society. Brittany enjoys writing and hopes to publish one of the books she’s written someday.

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Kaisha Johnson

Kaisha Johnson is a junior majoring in Psychology. She was born and raised in Orlando, FL. Kaisha works part-time at AMC Theatres and aspires to become a mental health counselor someday.

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Ashley Mahabee

Ashley Mahabee is a sophomore majoring in Nursing. She is a member of Chi Omega sorority, is an O-Team Leader, and is Secretary of the Association of Pre-Nursing Students. Additionally, Ashley works at the Student Union in Event Services. A fun fact about her is that she is left-handed!

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Gabby Morford

Gabby Morford is a junior majoring in Event Management. In addition to being a Knight Watch Peer Mentor, she also serves as a mentor in the Rosen College Peer Outreach Mentoring Program (POMP), is involved in Knight Wake, Eta Sigma Delta, VolunteerUCF, and Pegasus Palooza. Gabby also works at the Hyatt Regency as an Events Concierge as well as Wahlburgers. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and volunteering.

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Danielle Peralta

Danielle Peralta is a senior majoring in Psychology. She is a UCF Cares Student Ambassador, a member of Psi Chi Honor Society, and holds a leadership position in her service sorority: Omega Phi Alpha. A fun fact about Danielle is that she once drove 14 hours to a music festival in Delaware.

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Matt Rall

Matt Rall is a junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies and minoring in Terrorism Studies. Matt is also involved in the O-Team, Pi Kappa Phi, the Rec and Wellness Center, and the LEAD Scholars Program. Matt likes to spend his free time sleeping or playing and watching sports, as well as most outdoor activities. A fun fact about Matt is that he is a National Champion Archer

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Anthony Seay

Anthony Seay is a sophomore majoring in Philosophy. He serves on the UCF Student Conduct Board, the O-Team, and also works at the Student Union in Event Services. A fun fact about Anthony is that he never had Chipotle or Chick-fil-A until he came to UCF!

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Gerold Thelemaque

Gerold Thelemaque is a sophomore majoring in Film. He is involved in the Screenwriting Club, VolunteerUCF, and the LEAD Scholars Program. Some of Gerold’s interests include music, writing, bowling, singing, laughing, and jet skiing.

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Clayton White

Clayton White is a sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering. He is also a student in the Burnett Honors College, the LEAD Scholars Program, and the EXCEL Program. Clayton is involved in Hack@UCF, the Collegiate Cyber Defense Club. A fun fact about Clayton is that he has built several circuit boards from scratch, as well as a 3-D printer!

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Serin Zachariah

Serin Zachariah is a sophomore majoring in Health Sciences on the Pre-Clinical track. Additionally, she is a LEAD Scholar. Some of her interests include traveling, trying new restaurants, and meeting new people. A fun fact about Serin is that she has a list of TV shows she watches religiously!